Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution, and the Origin of Religion

Shamanism, Human Evolution and the Origin of Religion
 
 
Northern Illinois University Press
  • erschienen am 1. November 2001
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 226 Seiten
978-0-87580-590-0 (ISBN)
 
This text explains why beliefs in supernatural forces - ghosts, poltergeists, witches, and spirits - are based on universal experience. The author maintains that beliefs in mysterious anomalies such as estatic trances, apparitions, extra-sensory perceptions, out-of-body experiences, psychokinesis, firewalking, and miraculous recovery are predicated upon evolutionary psychology. Such beliefs reveal a spiritual impulse in the human species. He aims to demonstrate that age-old healing rituals such as chanting and rythmic dancing have scientically verifiable benefits.
  • Englisch
  • Dekalb, IL
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  • USA
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Höhe: 226 mm
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  • Breite: 154 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 349 gr
978-0-87580-590-0 (9780875805900)
0875805906 (0875805906)
"Provocative and challenging.... Fascinating reading." "Journal of Religion and Society""An important contribution to religious studies, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology ... there is nothing like it." William Irons, Northwestern University"A valuable fresh perspective on the intersection of religious and anomalous experiences, the behavioral sciences, and evolutionary theory." "Transcultural Psychiatry""

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